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AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:03 pm

Time and Location unknownYou awoke…

Opening your eyes, the room was bright. It was very white.

As your eyes adjusted, you could make out the walls as they reached the ceiling. Turning your head you could see that you were not on the floor, but lying on a cot about 1.5 meters above the floor.

There was a single door leading from the room, closed and opening outward. It was a big door, roughly 3-4 meters tall and almost reaching the ceiling. There was a square mirror on the door about 2 meters above the floor. The cot was in the center of a 6 meter by 6 meter room.

You were alone.

You were not naked; a white linen gown with short sleeves was covering your torso. It was tied closed at the back. Your legs were only half covered by the thin gown, and you were bare foot.

You remember your name… but you cannot remember how got in the room or even how long you have been there. You have fuzzy memories of your past, but nothing recently from the last few years.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:38 am

Trever woke up and looked around. He didn't remember anything.

"Where the heck am I!?" He said.

The teenager found out he lost all of his belongings. Trever walked around the room, trying to find his belongings. 'This is weird. How did I even get to this place?' Trever thought.

He jogged towards the door and tried to open it.

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:11 pm

Argo whined softly.

Something was wrong. He didn’t hurt, precisely; but he still felt strange. Oddly fuzzy and disoriented. He couldn’t remember what he’d been doing before he’d fallen asleep. That was strange too. Something was very wrong.

He stood up, almost expecting to be tied. But aside from a thin vest wrapped around him, he had nothing around him, not even a collar or harness. He was standing on a cot. He jumped down easily, and immediately began to sniff the floor. He tried to figure out who had been here last. Did he smell his own tracks there, or had someone carried him? It really was very strange that he couldn’t remember.

What had happened?

Argo sniffed all around the cot, then the edges of the room, especially the door. He wanted to try to understand his surroundings, and this was the best way to do it.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Joph » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:10 pm

His head swam as he awoke. The engineer was not ever accustomed to being in hospitals so far as he could...remember? He couldn't remember anything. "What the hell am I doing here?" He asks himself. He groggily stands up, poring over what he can recall. He used to fix things. He also used to be good at sneaking around. Was he an engineer? Something else? It's too hard to say just yet.

Rufus stands up. Yes, he could at least remember his name too. That was good. Focus on finding out what happened, and the rest would fall into place piece by piece. He shuffles to the door, trying to open it.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:22 am

Trever’s RoomThere was no handle or knob on the door, but pushing on it still opened it. There was a click first as it sounded like a mechanism was unlatched, then it swung outwards.

The room beyond was rectangular and much larger. The walls and doors were the same as those in the small room Trever woke up in.

There were doors lining the two longer walls opposite each other, four on each wall. The doors had windows to see through, but they were 2m above the floor.

On one shorter wall there were 1m square doors in three rows of four doors. They looked like doors to storage compartments. Opposite on the last wall was a single door 4m tall without windows and a touch plate to open it.

In the center of the room were two liquid filled cylindrical tanks, with see-through sides. The fluid was reddish pink. There was some electronic equipment attached outside the tank, but it was technology foreign or alien in nature. There was a cabinet on wheels with several narrow drawers.

Another door opened and Trever saw a human man he did not recognize.

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Argo’s RoomAfter sniffing around Argo could not pick out many odors at all, getting a sense that the room was meant to be sterile

There were two trace whiffs, but without his superior nose they would not have been detected.

He could faintly smell smoke and dust caught in his fur, yet his fur felt mostly clean.

The other odor he did not recognize and had never smelt before, but he thought it was biological in flavor.

Rufus’s RoomThere was no handle or knob on the door, but pushing on it still opened it. There was a click first as it sounded like a mechanism was unlatched, then it swung outwards.

There was no handle or knob on the door, but pushing on it still opened it. There was a click first as it sounded like a mechanism was unlatched, then it swung outwards.

The room beyond was rectangular and much larger. The walls and doors were the same as those in the small room Trever woke up in.

There were doors lining the two longer walls opposite each other, four on each wall. The doors had windows to see through, but they were 2m above the floor.

On one shorter wall there were 1m square doors in three rows of four doors. They looked like doors to storage compartments. Opposite on the last wall was a single door 4m tall without windows and a touch plate to open it.

In the center of the room were two liquid filled cylindrical tanks, with see-through sides. The fluid was reddish pink. There was some electronic equipment attached outside the tank, but it was technology foreign or alien in nature. There was a cabinet on wheels with several narrow drawers.

Another door opened and Rufus saw a human boy he did not recognize.

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Herzog » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:46 am

Maya woke with a start. She blinked open her eyes and stared up at the bright light and sterile ceiling. She had no idea where she was, how she got there, and what happened. Even the last few years were completely blank. But there was a sense of dejavu. Panic began to flood the girls mind.

"Breath, breath...." she gasped as she tried to calm herself. Maya closed her eyes for a few seconds and concentrated on calming herself. Maya. That was her name.

"Maya." It was a start. But other memories refused to come forward.

The near human sat up on the cot. She shivered reflexively as she discovered the only thing covering her naked body was a white plain hospital gown. A quick examination revealed that the girl was not injured physically. That was comforting in a way.

Maya hopped off the cot and walked the length of the room.

"Alright. Sterile cell, not restrained, not injured. That is good. Sterile cell, no recollection, and undress. That is not good."

The girl stopped in front of the door and looked at the image in the mirror. She saw an older teenager looking back at her with dark purple hair and light grey eyes. Blue and purple swirling tattoos radiated out from her chest and down the left side of her body, arm and leg. They seemed important. But Maya couldn't recall why.

"Well, at least I look good..."

Maya shook her head and pushed on the door.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:14 am

Argo’s sensitive nose picked up odors of smoke and dust in his fur, but the rest of the room had no particular scent, other than a strange, sterile, lack of scent. He remembered, vaguely, something long ago, when he had his operation that let him talk to humans. He’d woken up in a room with a similar lack of scent. The thought that something else might have been done to him was very troubling.

Had they taken his voice away?

“Hello?” he asked, quietly, in human-speech. His voice sounded like it always did, like a human’s. Then he barked in dog-speech, and his bark sounded like it always did too. That was a relief.

No one answered him, in human-speech or dog.

He had to figure out what was going on. Argo trotted over to the door and popped up on his back legs to lean his front paws on the smooth surface. The door gave way, opening outward. He dropped to all fours and trotted out.

He saw two humans – no, three. Another one emerged from a door across from his. Argo stopped where he was and looked at them. He wasn’t sure if he wanted to talk to them yet. Sometimes it was easier if people didn’t know he could talk in human-speech. Argo thought one of the humans was a female, and the other two males, from the smell of them. There were other things in this room, too, technology things that he didn’t know.

Argo wagged his tail, faintly and hopefully, looking at the humans.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:37 pm

Maya and Argo's RoomsAs Maya and Argo pushed on the doors, they opened with a click first as it sounded like a mechanism was unlatched, then it swung outwards.

The room beyond was rectangular and much larger. The walls and doors were the same as those in the small room Trever woke up in.

There were doors lining the two longer walls opposite each other, four on each wall. The doors had windows to see through, but they were 2m above the floor.

On one shorter wall there were 1m square doors in three rows of four doors. They looked like doors to storage compartments. Opposite on the last wall was a single door 4m tall without windows and a touch plate to open it.

In the center of the room were two liquid filled cylindrical tanks, with see-through sides. The fluid was reddish pink. There was some electronic equipment attached outside the tank, but it was technology foreign or alien in nature. There was a cabinet on wheels with several narrow drawers.

The Main RoomMaya and Argo both saw each other nearby and there was a dark haired man coming out of a door across the room and a boy on the other side of the purple haired woman.

Trever's and Rufus's attention was brought to the appearance of two more strangers coming through closed doors.

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Herzog » Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:16 pm

Maya half expected the door to be locked. So she had a look of surprised when it clicked and swung open revealing a larger room.

Well, not confined to a single room, she thought to herself. That is a good start.

Standing in the doorway, the girl realized that she was no longer alone. Standing across from her was a man in a simple gown similar to her own. Looking left, there was a young teenager also in a gown. To Maya's right, was a dog in a gown.

Maya did a double take at the dog.

"Eh, that's something you don't see every day."

Glancing back at the other two and then down at her own gown, Maya felt really under dressed. But at least the material wasn't see through!

"So....what are you in guys in for?" Maya jokingly asked. The cliche question was the first thing that popped to her mind.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Joph » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:24 pm

Rufus stares around the strange room. He pays little attention to the other newcomers, being somewhat reclusive himself, though he tilts his head at the dog. Don't see that everyday. Resisting the urge to go and pet the dog, he examines the electronic equipment further. It was strange to him, but maybe he could recognize something of it, perhaps find out what was happening? It was worth a shot. Let's see how much he actually did remember...
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:23 am

~ In the Main Room ~The older human male (Rufus) moved from his doorway to the nearest tank of fluid. The container was about 2 meters in diameter and the curved transparent walls were similar to glass, but not quite.

The attached equipment was of a similar material, unlike anything he could recall seeing before. He thought he was expecting some access panels to reach the wiring if he had tools. But instead everything appeared to be one piece, yet there were parts that were clearly different colors.

He thought that they were translucent enough to allow being lit up. There were also flat, black colored displays. But there was nothing to indicate the equipment was powered on or not, and he did not see an obvious on/off switch or a power cable to plug in.
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:01 am

Trever looked around the room and the man staring at him. He kind of jumped when another person and a dog appeared.

"I don't understand your joke," the boy said to the teenager.

"Anyway, I'm Trever. Do you guys know where we are, or how did we get here? Seriously, I don't remember anything."

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby PMiller » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:45 am

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The door on the opposite side of the boy calling himself Trever opened up and a slender woman with light brown hair down below her shoulders exited. She had slightly tanned skin and was about about hand's length shy of 2 meters in height. She was also wearing a white linen hospital gown to her knees and had no footwear. One could tell that she was feeling a little cold.

She spoke, "What's is going on here? I..."

"who are you people?" She looked as confused as the rest of you.

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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby Argo » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:53 am

Argo saw that the humans were as confused as he was. They were asking each other questions but no one was really answering anyone else. The young human had announced his name, but no one else had. He wondered if that meant they couldn’t remember their names.

Argo could remember his name, even though he couldn’t remember how he got here or what had happened to him.

He trotted over to the boy named Trever, nails clicking on the metal floor. He sat down on his haunches in front of Trever.

“My name is Argo,” he said.

Argo’s voice came out of his voicebox, though his canine mouth did not form the words. Without lips like a human, a dog making true human speech was impossible, other than a sort of mimic-like yodeling, but his voice was perfectly understandable and that of a human male. He moved his head and muzzle a little as his voice came out.

“I don’t know what happened to me either. I think something bad happened.”

He looked around at the others.

“I think something bad happened to all of us.”
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Re: AtS: Eh!? What Happened? [IC]

Postby LMiller » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:31 am

Trever heard another door open, and a woman came out.

"Okay, now who are you?" The boy asked. "How many people are in here that lost their memory?"

Things were getting even more weird when Trever heard the dog coming over to him and talking!

"Huh? Argo? You're a talking dog? Cool!" The teenager said in a loud voice and petted Argo.

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